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Re: What to do with my PCMCIA-Slot?

On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 12:59:20PM -0500, Lee Bradshaw wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 05:33:42PM +0100, Schoppitsch Dieter wrote:
> > So I have 2 questions:
> > * Does my Ethernet-card work if I put it in with force
> > ('file the edge' - I'm serious)?
> No. You probably have a 32-bit (Cardbus, PCI-like) card. It sounds
> like your laptop only supports the older 16-bit (PCCard, ISA-like)
> cards.
> The electrical connections on the card types are different and the
> physical difference prevents new cards from plugging into systems that
> don't support them.

This is intentional.

> You can try to find a card that fits. It probably isn't worth paying
> extra for 100 Mbps since you'll be limited by the bandwidth (1/2 data
> width and slower) on the older bus.

Since it's intentional, a card that physically fits
should be compatible.  They should be available for a song.

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